Black Knight Financial

Ben Graboske has joined Black Knight Financial Services as chief technology officer (CTO).

Previously, Graboske was the head of the capital markets, mortgage analytics and Realtor solutions businesses for a large data and analytics company. There, he led business development, professional services and the office of the chief economist; managed go-to-market efforts across both the property services and government segments; and served as head of products and technology for many years.

Before that, he served as the chief information officer and CTO of both a risk assessment services provider and a leader in online real estate and also served as head of systems and software design for one of the world’s most widely read newspapers.

In his new role, Graboske will head up Black Knight’s data and analytics division, located in the company’s Irvine, Calif., office. More specifically, he will be responsible for the division’s technology development groups, product marketing and program management functions, as well as supporting corporate technology initiatives.



Mortgage industry veteran Kelly Johnson recently joined ServiceLink’s national sales executive team.

Known for providing his clients in the financial services industry with exemplary service and support for 30 years, Johnson’s impressive track record and deep industry knowledge are widely respected, the company says in a release. Having held previous positions as an account executive with First American and senior vice president with ISGN, he is well versed in customer acquisition and retention.

“Working for ServiceLink enables me to provide customers with best-in-class products and services - supported by an unsurpassed commitment to service and to maintaining longtime, trusted client relationships,” says Johnson. “I can’t think of a team that is better-positioned for continued success than ServiceLink.”

“Across the default sector, Kelly Johnson has earned the respect of clients and colleagues alike,” adds Bob Caruso, executive vice president of sales. “Adding his broad range of experience, coupled with deep industry relationships, to our already deep bench of talent gives a significant advantage to ServiceLink and our clients.”


Shapiro & Ingle

Kimberly A. Sheek has joined Shapiro & Ingle LLP as a senior bankruptcy attorney in the firm’s bankruptcy litigation department.

Sheek has more than eight years of experience representing mortgage servicers in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcy cases. She has also obtained a number of favorable opinions throughout North Carolina for mortgage servicers, while successfully defending lenders in a variety of litigated cases.

In her new role, Sheek will head Shapiro & Ingle’s bankruptcy litigation department, which provides creditors with a number of services, including identifying potential bankruptcy litigation exposure and providing practical solutions; representing creditors in adversary proceedings, motions for sanctions and other bankruptcy litigation; responding to emergency situations; and providing general compliance advice as it relates to bankruptcy, federal laws, regulations and state laws.


Pierce & Associates

Dave Beck has been promoted to chief information officer, and Eric Alvine has been named director of foreclosure at Pierce & Associates PC, a law firm serving the mortgage banking industry.

Beck previously served as the director of information services. In his new role, he will be managing IS operations and support, as well as the continued development and delivery of next generation technology to the firm.

Prior to joining Pierce in October of 2012, Beck was the global manager of information security at Dentons U.S. (formerly SNR Denton), where he led a team focused on security initiatives across the U.S., EMEA and Asia.

Alvine previously served as one of the firm’s litigation attorneys. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the firm’s foreclosure team. s


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